Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Marty Moore

Description: Martin Joel Moore obituary photoThis month YPII is celebrating the life of Marty Moore, an amazing advocate for youth philanthropy and public health. Through The Moore Foundation, Marty contributed to the education, social improvement and capitalistic values locally, nationally and internationally for over 50 years. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash, and founded numerous organizations including Family Foundation Forum, Barnabas Fund, AMPATH in cooperation with Indiana University in Kenya, and the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana. Marty was a former board member of Starfish Initiative, Forest Manor Multi Service Center and Building Tomorrow. He was a history teacher at North Central High School in Indianapolis for 30 years and both lived and taught at Starehe Boy's Center in Nairobi, Kenya. He also founded The Servant Leadership Program in 55 universities throughout the U.S. YPII joins the Indiana Philanthropy Alliance in celebrating the life and the amazing philanthropic legacy of Marty Moore.


Youth Philanthropy & Next-Gen Giving Webinar Series, July 20th Session

Youth Philanthropy & Next-Gen Giving Webinar Series, July 20th SessioJoin YPII for part 2 of a 4-part webinar series designed to promote next-gen giving and youth engagement. We are partnering with both local and national youth programming experts to bring you the July 20th session, “How to Inspire Youth Giving.” Explore how you can inspire youth to share their time, talent, and treasure within your communities with Jerry Finn (Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County) and Eric Hessel (Hendricks County Community Foundation). Visit here for detailed program information on all the sessions and speakers.  To register for all 4 sessions for only $50 (or $15 per session) click here and receive the webinar recording and resources from the May 4th session!


Philanthropy Added to NexGen, Leadership Southern Indiana Youth Program

Description: NEXGENAside from learning how different members of the community get ideas and projects off the ground, handling finances and other details about the real world, high school juniors spent time learning about how to give back.  Leadership Southern Indiana held its NEXGEN program for the second year in a row from September to April. This year, 43 students were divided into seven groups for the philanthropy projects. Each group was given $475 to give to nonprofits, all local. The students all found different ways to either help out those groups beyond that money or raise money on their own, with one group bringing in more than $3,000 for their organization of choice.  Matt Neely, chairman of the NEXGEN committee, said the students took complete ownership of finding ways to give back to the community they were learning about.  “I think we’re looking to build on NEGEN every year,” Neely said. “The philanthropy piece was a great fit, the kids really embraced it and it lets them give back to a group in our community.”  Visit here to read the entire article.


Connect Effect Conference

Description: C:\Documents and Settings\jgordon\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Word\1187.jpgConnect Effect was a two day conference put on by Steuben County Community Foundation’s youth pod, FIST (Forever Improving Steuben County Together) and LA Stewart Presentations. The first day, March 17th, Laurie Stewart came to speak to kids from Angola, Fremont, and Hamilton schools. Laurie, a nationally known speaker, spoke to everyone about confidence, being responsible on social media, and many other topics that are important in order to be successful in the working world. On the second day, April 7th, different members from businesses in the community came to share different experiences and advice for these young people. The community members talked about interviews, their education paths, as well as their careers. At the end of the second day, many students said they felt they knew more about jobs and how to get one. FIST was very happy with the outcome and is excited about planning another Connect Effect in the future!


Not Just Cute Faces: Youth Grantmakers Are Strengthening Philanthropy

Description: Not Just Cute Faces: Youth Grantmakers Are Strengthening PhilanthropyJen Bokoff, Director of Knowledge Services for Foundation Center, recently wrote a great blog post about youth grantmaking for GMNsight. “The stereotype of the ‘me me me’ generation couldn’t be more wrong. Youth are driving grant dollars to organizations that are changing communities through more than 480 programs around the world. Most of these young people are not independently wealthy, and most didn’t say ‘philanthropist’ when asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.” Bokoff shares seven lessons that she has learned in the past few years of following and research youth grantmaking. Read the full article.

  1. Cut through the red tape of boardroom politics.
  2. Developing strong relationships with grantees promotes honesty and understanding.
  3. You don’t need to hire consultants to conduct community needs assessments.
  4. Participatory grantmaking opens access to new communities.
  5. It’s ok to know what you don’t know and ask for help.
  6. Saying “no” can and should add value.
  7. We should play and connect as humans.


YPII Partner Network Social Event, June 23rd

YPII’s Partner Network brings together the expertise and enthusiasm of 40+ community organizations and individuals that share a commitment to advancing youth philanthropy. Join YPII and the Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY) for an informal social on Thursday, June 23rd from 4-6 p.m. Enjoy drinks and snacks while exploring MCCOY’s new space (375 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, 46202) and explore ideas, partnerships, and opportunities with others.  Existing and potential partners are all welcome to attend this informal event but RSVP’s are preferred.  For additional information about the Partner Network and to RSVP for the social, contact Jill Gordon, YPII Program Director at (317) 630-5200 ext. 116 or email.


May 2016
In This Issue
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Marty Moore
Youth Philanthropy & Next-Gen Giving Webinar Series, July 20th Session
Philanthropy Added to NexGen, Leadership Southern Indiana Youth Program
Connect Effect Conference
Not Just Cute Faces: Youth Grantmakers Are Strengthening Philanthropy
YPII Partner Network Social Event, June 23rd
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